A hacker is getting $50,000 from Google for cracking a popular online coupon system that stores a customer’s credit card information.
The hack took place on March 25 and involved a Google Docs document that contained personal details of about 30,000 people, including full names and dates of birth, addresses, Social Security numbers and birthdates.
The document contained information about their credit card data, including names and credit card expiration dates, along with the user’s Social Security number and expiration date.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The document included the user ID and password to access the credit card details of the people in the document, as well as the customer’s name and date of birth.
The hacker was able to steal the user IDs and passwords for the cards and send them to the hacker.
The hacker used the stolen information to make $2,000 in payments to an unknown individual using the hacked account.
The person received $1,000 of the payment, and the hacker made the remaining $50.
A similar scheme took place earlier this month, when a hacker stole credit card numbers from the same document, but it didn’t involve the data.
A separate breach last month resulted in $1.4 million in fraudulent credit card purchases.
The new breach, which Google said it was aware of, also revealed personal information on about 100,000 users, including their Social Security and birth dates, and some credit card transactions, according to The New York Times.
Google said it plans to alert users when they see any suspicious activity and will be monitoring for malicious activities, such as phishing and spam.
“The hack has shown the value of password-protected documents, but there’s still more to do to protect them and help prevent fraud,” Google said in a statement.